At long last, production has begun on the new Halo TV series.
Announced via Twitter (below), Showtime revealed that the cast is ready to begin filming. Initially the show was set to have 10 episodes, however, the first season will have nine instead.
“The cast is assembled. The table reads are complete. Production on the @Showtime Halo series is about to begin,” said Showtime.
As reported by Variety, three new actors have joined the cast. Danny Sapani - known for Doctor Who, Black Panther and Star Wars: The Last Jedi - will portray war hero Captain Jacob Keyes.
Next, Olive Gray, she will play UNSC commander, Dr Miranda Keyes. Gray’s previous work includes EastEnders, Dark Money, Pure, and Sex Education.
Charlie Murphy is set to play Makee, she is an orphaned human who shares contempt for humanity with the alien covenant after being raised by it. Murphy is known for Ripper Street, Misfits, The Last Kingdom and Happy Valley.
The new actors join Pablo Schreiber and Natasha McElhone, they are portraying Master Chief and Dr Catherine Halsey/ Cortana.
Showtime's Halo series is to hit screens in 2021, one year later than the 2020 that was initially announced. News that the TV show was still happening broke in the summer of 2018. A Halo show was initially announced way back in 2013.